Writers Talk Podcast

Charlie Fiction

On August 25, 2018, Todd returned to Writers Talk to talk about his latest publishing ventures. An engaging, lighthearted but deep-thinking storyteller, Todd captivates his audiences , young and old alike, transporting them to other worlds.

About Todd: Todd was born in Culver City, California, the middle child of a sign painter and a New Age mom. His father has a Herculean work ethic, and his mother is magic. She taught him that perspective changes your world, which is why he writes stories about heroes and hope.

A true Gen Xer, Todd navigated his parents’ divorce and subsequent poverty when he was fourteen, leaping into a series of (mis) adventures. Jumping from job to job, he hitchhiked across the country. He has been a Price Club cashier in Long Beach, a video arcade attendant in Durango, and an investment banking Powerpoint operator in New York City. He has waited tables in Colorado Springs, hung safety cables for crack-inspection teams inside oil tankers in Portland, and helped raise millions of dollars for diabetes nonprofits in Denver. While attending The Colorado College in 1993, Todd published his first two short stories in TSR’s Dragonlance anthologies. In 1997, he began writing with Giles Carwyn, published another couple of short stories and won the New York Books for the Teen Age award for True Love (Or the Many Brides of Prince Charming).

Todd has become an award-winning author of YA epic fantasy including Threads of Amarion, the third in the Threadweavers series. Todd has also recently released Charlie Fiction, his venture into adult-level urban fantasy noir. Read more about Todd.

About Charlie Fiction: An amnesiac time traveler. A vengeful ghost. A race to save humanity…Daniel has jumped back in time to save the world. Seven years from now, his best friend Vincent will slaughter 99.9% of the world’s population in the Husk Wars. But Vincent wasn’t always a killer. His hunger for power began at a pivotal moment in his youth when he and Daniel killed a young woman named Charlie Fiction. Now, hobbled by his incomplete memory and face-to-face with Charlie’s ghost, Daniel must escape Vincent’s lightning minions, stop a planet-wide genocide, and uncover the shocking truth about himself…

Read more about Charlie Fiction.

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